I am attempting to connect my Wii to the TV with Component (Y, Pb/Cb, Pr/Cr) cables. When the cables are connected to the TV, we get sound, but no video. I have tested this with three cables (two generic and one official) and two TVs with identical results (sound, no video).
As I understand it, this is due to the Wii not being set to 480p.
I am able to set the Wii up with s-video cables, but when the Wii is set up with these cables I am unable to change the Wii settings from 480i to 480p (the selection is greyed out).
I read on the internet that I could fix this by plugging the Y cable into the s-video connection. This should have given me a black and white screen- allowing me to navigate to the menu. This sounded implausable to me, but I tried it anyways with zero results.
This seems like an impossible situation (unable to change to 480p in Wii settings over regular a/v cables, yet unable to view Component video without first changing the Wii settings.) Does anyone here have a recommended course of action?
Do you have one of those third-party sets of Component Video Cables that has a switch on it to switch between 480i and 480p? If so, try switching it to 480i, then go to the Wii settings and set the Wii to output 480p. Then change the switch on the cable to 480p.
Is there no hope for this issue?
Is the issue with my Wii's hardware? I mean, should I consider sending it for repair to fix this? Wait for a firmware update?
Any comment would be appreciated.
Truely? This seems implausable since I'm aware of others able to connect their Wii systems using component cables.
But perhaps it is because I'm trying to connect to newer TVs? I hadn't thought of that until just now. Both TVs I tried this with are very new and support 1080i/p. Perhaps they're just too much for the little Wii's graphic settings? I'll have to test this out on the oldest TV in the house. I certainly won't be downgrading my TV just to use the component cables, but it would ease my mind to have found an answer to the problem.
Thank you for taking the time to comment.
I'm having the same problem as well. what you heard on the internet has at least worked for me. The screen shows for a little then gets all zaggy.
I plug it back into the component slot and it works. just seems to not do it for gamecube games.